Activists of the ruling BJD's students and youth wings on Thursday staged demonstrations in front of different central public sector units' offices, protesting the alleged failure of the Centre in providing jobs in the state.
The agitators sat on dharnas in front of the MCL headquarters at Sambalpur, RSP at Rourkela, Oil refinery at Paradip and the offices of IOCL, Rail Sadan and Nalco here.
"Narendra Modi-led BJP came to power on the promise of providing employment to 2 crore youths every year. Youths and students are protesting in front of the CPSUs as it has failed to keep its promise," said BJD MLA Sanjay Dasburma.
Dasburma alleged that the PSUs are making "huge" profits in the state, but not creating employment opportunities for local youths.
Rejecting the allegations, the BJP's state general secretary Prithviraj Harichandan said that BJD is not interested in strengthening the economy of the state.
Harichandan said the agitation is aimed at covering up the inefficiency of the state government in providing jobs to youths.
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